• Sheryda Warrener

    Sheryda Warrener is a poet and award-winning teacher. She is the author of the poetry collections Hard Feelings (Invisible, 2010), Floating Is Everything (Nightwood, 2015), and Test Piece, forthcoming from Coach House Books this fall. You can read her work in literary journals online and in print in the Believer, Puritan, The Malahat Review, and others, and in the anthologies Best Canadian Poetry in English 2018, and The Next Wave: An Anthology of 21st Century Canadian Poetry. She lives on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded land of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations, where she is a lecturer in poetry and interdisciplinary forms in the School of Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia.

Talks & Events

Book Launch

March 22, 2017

Artspeak’s Inaugural Studio for Emerging Writers is excited to present brand new work by Alysa Hullett, Julia Dahee Hong, Vanessa Grondin and Keagan Perlette.

This launch features four publications showcasing the writing that emerged from the nine-month studio program.

Titled “Lexical” (Vanessa Grondin), “Tiny Alligator” (Alysa Hullett), “A Reasonable Request” (Julia Dahee Hong) and “Prayers & Blasphemies” (Keagan Perlette), the four chapbooks bend the genres of poetry and prose in response to an ongoing exploration of the intersections of visual art and writing.

You are invited to join us for an evening of revelry and reading, with a performance video installation by Vanessa Grondin and embroideries by Keagan Perlette.

Artspeak gratefully acknowledges the BC Arts Council Youth Engagement program for their support of this initiative.

We acknowledge that the practices of this studio and this event is being hosted on the unceded ancestral territory of the Musqueam people.